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AEP—POWER RESTORATION

APPALACHIAN POWER CREWS CONTINUE RESTORING SERVICE IN SCOTT COUNTY AND PARTS OF SULLIVAN COUNTY.  POWER IN KINGSPORT SHOULD BE RESTORED BY 10:00 THIS EVENING—AND TOMORROW IN SCOTT COUNTY.  CREWS HAVE BEEN HAMPERED BY THE HEAVY SNOWFALL, WHICH HAS CREATED TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. 

SCOTT WATER OUTAGE

SCOTT COUNTY AUTHORITIES SAY THERE’S A WIDESPREAD WATER OUTAGE—THANKS TO ELECTRICITY BEING OUT—AND TWO NEARLY EMPTY WATER TANKS THAT HAVEN’T BEEN RE-FILLED.  WHEN SERVICE DOES RETURN, AFFECTED CUSTOMERS SHOULD BOIL WATER FOR A MINUTE BEFORE USING IT.  THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY SAYS WATER SERVICE WILL BE RESTORED WHEN THE ELECTRICITY IS BACK ON.

EAST TN EARTHQUAKE

AN EARLY MORNING EARTHQUAKE WAS REPORTED ACROSS PARTS OF EAST TENNESSEE THIS MORNING.  IT HAPPENED AROUND 4:14 AND THE TREMOR WAS A 4.4.  IT WAS LOCATED 6.8-MILES NORTHEAST OF DECATUR, IN MEIGS COUNTY–ABOUT 50 MILES SOUTHWEST OF KNOXVILLE.  THE QUAKE RATTLED DISHES AND WAS FELT LOCALLY IN PARTS OF THE TRI-CITIES, INCLUDING WASHINGTON AND GREENE COUNTIES AND PARTS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.  THERE ARE ALSO REPORTS IT WAS FELT IN KNOXVILLE, ATLANTA AND ASHEVILLE.  A SECOND QUAKE MEASURING 3.3 AND LOCATED VERY CLOSE TO THE FIRST HAPPENED JUST MINUTES LATER.

ATTEMPTED MURDER

A CARTER COUNTY MAN IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER—AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY STABBED A WOMAN WITH A SCREWDRIVER.  IT HAPPENED MONDAY NIGHT AT A HOME ON HIGHWAY 91—AS THE VICTIM SAID SHE OPENED THE DOOR FOR HER EX-BOYFRIEND, WHO THEN STABBED HER.  THE WOMAN WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL AND IS IN STABLE CONDITION.  47-YEAR OLD NAAMAN WAYNE BUCKLES IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER, ESPECIALLY AGGRAVATED BURGLARY AND RESISTING ARREST.  BUCKLES IS JAILED ON $120-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND AND WILL APPEAR IN COURT DECEMBER 17TH.

 

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